TKC 264 Stephen Windwalker

Windwalker

Photo by Betty Scharf 

Creator of Kindle Nation Daily and BookGorilla

Interview Starts at 7:42

We’re seeing very fierce price competition between all players. Your well-known, top-tier bestselling authors–their publishers are competing with self-published books, indie published books, at price points all the way from not only $9.99 but $7.49 down to a dollar, two dollars, $2.99. It’s just providing an incredibly interesting set of events. It’s also very, very good for readers.

Show Notes and Links:

News

“PM Launches E-book Bundling Program” by Judith Rosen at Publishers Weekly – August 20, 2013

PM Press web site

Braided Lives by Marge Piercy – $20 plus shipping for eBook and print version at PM Press

Braided Lives by Marge Piercy – $14.49 paperback at Amazon.com (free shipping with Prime Membership), $7.99 for Kindle

“Will the Quebec Government Step In to Try to Save Small Bookstores?” – at Publishing Perspectives – August 20, 2013

“Should the Price of Books be Regulated?” – CTV News video - August 16, 2013

“PQ mulls regulating price of books to save struggling stores, but critics say ‘insane idea’ will only hurt sales” by Katrina Clarke at The National Post – August 13, 2013

“Amazon Said to Have Tested a Wireless Network” by Olga Kharif & Danielle Kucera at Bloomberg.com

Tech Tip

“Silk Has a New Look” at Silk Web Browser blog – August 12, 2013

Interview with Stephen Windwalker

Kindle Nation Daily

BookGorilla.com

Doctor Sleep: A Novel by Stephen King – $11.08 at the Kindle Store

1 Ragged Ridge Road by Leonard Foglia and David Richards – $0.99 at the Kindle Store

Content 

The Essentials Collection of National Book Award finalists and winners published by OpenRoad Media

Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries series at Amazon.com

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

Next Week’s Guest

Jane Friedman, cofounder and CEO of Open Road Integrated Media

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Comments 1

  1. Tom Welch wrote:

    FYI — http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/end-nigh-printed-books

    Posted 25 Aug 2013 at 10:54 pm

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